What Florida Courts Can Consider In Calculating Florida Child Support

take_my_hand.jpgAs a Florida child support lawyer, many people ask me if their new spouse’s income can be used in calculating a child support obligation or in increasing a child support obligation in Florida. The answer is no. The only factors the courts normally use in calculating child support obligations in Florida is the gross income of the mother and the father as well as any employment related daycare expenses, insurance payments for the child, insurance payments for each parent and how much time each party spends with the child. Sometimes a court will consider new children from a subsequent marriage, but the new spouse’s income is not used to calculate or to increase a child support obligation.

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